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Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe by 244 runs, take 4-0 lead in series: As it happened

Fakhar Zaman's double-century led the way as Pakistan blew away Zimbabwe in the 4th ODI to take a 4-0 lead.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: July 20, 2018 8:12:54 pm
Fakhar Zaman is the first from his country to score 200. (Source: AP)

Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 4th ODI highlights: Zimbabwe never stood a chance. Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq and Asif Ali ensured that Pakistan won the match even before Zimbabwe could step out to bat. Fakhar became the first to break into the 200 club from his country, his 304-run opening partnership with Imam broke all sorts of records. Asif Ali came in and blazed his way to a half century but it was not enough to push Pakistan to their first-ever 400-plus total.

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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 4th ODI Highlights:

19:48 (IST)20 Jul 2018
Zimbabwe 155 all out, Pakistan win by 244 runs

Well that's that. Fakhar Zaman leads the team out of the field. Regardless of the opposition, he has made history. He will always be remembered as the first man from his country to break into the 200 club. Shadab Khan took four wickets, the final one being the one that confirmed Pakistan's victory, although that result was obvious when Imam and Fakhar were smashing the Zimbabwe bowlers all over the park a long time back. Pakistan 4-0 up in the series. 

19:42 (IST)20 Jul 2018
Zimbabwe 153/9

Down to the last wicket now. Shadab Khan is thus far the highest wicket taker with three wickets, Faheem Ashraf and Usman Khan have both got two wickets apiece. 

18:48 (IST)20 Jul 2018
Zimbabwe have crossed the 100-run mark!

At the expense of five wickets and over 25 overs. Any competition that could have existed in this match was killed off when Imam and Fakhar went about constructing their record-breaking partnership. Now, both sides are playing it because the Laws of Cricket says so. 

17:57 (IST)20 Jul 2018
Zimbabwe 52/3 after 11.3 overs

Zimbabwe have lost both their openers, Ryan Murray and Peter Moor are in the middle. They have pushed themselves past the 50-run mark. 

17:25 (IST)20 Jul 2018
Zimbabwe 26/1 in 4 overs

Hamilton Masakadza smashes the ball around but Kamunhukamwe could not do the same. He becomes the first to fall for Zimbabwe. 

16:31 (IST)20 Jul 2018
Pakistan 399/1 in 50 overs

And it ends. Pakistan one run short of crossing 400 for the first time ever. Another day perhaps. But today has been all about Fakhar Zaman. He has become one of the few elite batsmen in the world to have broken that 200-run ceiling and the first-ever from his own country to do so. Imam-ul-Haq has continued his incredible start to his ODI career, scoring his third century in 8 matches and Asif Ali came out and quietly played a blinder. He ends with 50 off 22 balls. Oh, and all of this was done at Zimbabwe's expense. 

16:26 (IST)20 Jul 2018
50 for Asif Ali

And Pakistan are two runs away from reaching 400. Pakistan are simply playing for fun now. 

16:14 (IST)20 Jul 2018
200 for Fakhar Zaman

There it is! Fakhar Zaman becomes the first Pakistani to score a double-century in ODIs. What an incredible innings this has been. Pitched full and angling away and so Fakhar gets it to race away to the cover boundary. 

16:06 (IST)20 Jul 2018
Fakhar Zaman on 196

And he has broken it, Fakhar Zaman has broken Saeed Anwar's record for the highest ever ODI score by a Pakistani. Now, onwards to 200. 

16:03 (IST)20 Jul 2018
Fakhar Zaman on 188

He is now one six away from equalling Saeed Anwar's record for the highest ever ODI score by a Pakistani, 12 from becoming the first from his country to score 200. 

15:52 (IST)20 Jul 2018
GONE! Imam-ul-Haq c Musakanda b Mazakadza, Pakistan 304/1

No, really. It is not a mistake, Zimbabwe actually have a wicket. Imam-ul-Haq goes big, it gets the elevation but not the distance. Highest ever ODI opening partnership, fourth highest ODI partnership overall and of course, Pakistan's highest ever ODI partnership. Fakhar Zaman is still out there so the first Pakistan double hundred is still on the cards. 

15:27 (IST)20 Jul 2018
150 for Fakhar Zaman

Brings it up with a six. This is an absolute carnage. Pakistan are 265/0 in 38 overs. Fakhar Zaman could very well be on his way to a 200. 

15:26 (IST)20 Jul 2018
100 for Imam-ul-Haq

Imam-ul-Haq has now scored three hundreds in just eight ODIs. What a start to his career. 

15:07 (IST)20 Jul 2018
Pakistan 227/0 in 33.4 overs

As far as thrilling cricket matches go, there may be nothing to see in Bulawayo. Fakhar Zaman has hit three back to back fours, one of which was off a shot that would have cost him his wicket on any other day. He has crossed 120, Imam-ul-Haq is closing in on his century, Zimbabwe are utterly hopeless. 

14:52 (IST)20 Jul 2018
Pakistan are 192/0 in 30 overs

Zimbabwe are simply incapable of posing a challenge to Pakistan. Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman are now nearing the 200-run mark in their opening partnership and we are not even into the first 35 overs of the match. 

13:59 (IST)20 Jul 2018
100 for Pakistan, 50 for Fakhar Zaman

Sixth ODI fifty for Fakhar Zaman. The runs just keep coming for him and at the moment, it is one-way traffic. Pakistan are maintaining a run-rate just under six and 100-run opening partnership is always a show of strength. 

13:27 (IST)20 Jul 2018
50 up for Pakistan!

It has taken Pakistan just 9 overs to bring up their total to 50 runs. They have not lost any wicket in the process. Zimbabwe need to get a move on  and quickly! PAK 51/0

13:12 (IST)20 Jul 2018
6 overs gone, PAK 38/0

Zimbabwe are slipping early on and they have been poor with both the bowling and the fielding. Pakistan openers are capitalising early on easily. PAK 38/0 after 6 overs.

13:09 (IST)20 Jul 2018
Donald Tiripano comes into the attack

Donald Tiripano has come into the attack and he has been hammered for a boundary by Fakhar Zaman on the first ball. Welcome to the attack, Tiripano. Pressure on the fast bowler now. 

13:03 (IST)20 Jul 2018
4 overs gone, Pakistan 26/0

A solid start from Pakistan and they are playing with a strike rate of over 6 early on. Imam-ul-Haq has done most of the run-scoring as of now, as the visitors reach 24/0 in 4 overs.

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Live Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Live Cricket Score: Pakistan take on Zimbabwe in 4th ODI. (Source: AP)

Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 4th ODI Live Streaming: Pakistan thrashed Zimbabwe by nine wickets after bowling out the home team for just 67 runs in the third one-day international on Wednesday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Seamer Faheem Ashraf picked up a career-best 5-22 and left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan returned to the one-day team with 2-7 as Zimbabwe was bowled out in 25.1 overs. Captain Hamilton Masakadza won his third successive toss, but Zimbabwe’s batsmen continued to struggle against Pakistan seamers. Opener Fakhar Zaman, dropped on 2 at first slip, made an unbeaten 43 off 24 balls and took Pakistan to 69-1 in just 9.5 overs. Blessing Mazurabani had Imam-ul-Haq caught behind off the very first ball with a superb bouncer before Zaman smashed the tall fast bowler for four boundaries in one over.

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